Demeter is by far the most interesting perfume company I’ve come across. It has a library of over 300 scents that range from traditional to almost ethereal. They have the floral, woody and fruity scents that you would expect, but they also carry a lot of unique and unusual scents. Their Tootsie Line, for all the candy lovers, includes Junior Mints, Tropical Dots and of course, Tootsie Roll. Some of the fragrances are cheeky, such as Fuzzy Balls (thankfully it smells like tennis balls) while others, such as Funeral Home and Cannabis Flower, clearly push the envelope.
The About Section on their website explains that “Demeter’s single note scents are combinations of the fewest ingredients that comprise a recognizable smell.” This means that when you smell a fragrance called “Dirt”, it actually smells like dirt you would see on a farm or walk on in your backyard. Some single notes smell nice on their own and you can get away with wearing them as a perfume. Traditional perfume is a blend of different notes together which is why you can have so many renditions of a Rose fragrance. Demeter encourages you to do the blending of single notes into your very own creation.
There is an entire section on their website that explains the blending of fragrances and offers guidelines on blending Bottom, Middle and Top notes.
Top 10 – Perfumes to Wear
I like the perfume I wear on a daily basis to be subtle. I tend to lean towards clean, water scents that remind me of the ocean. These were my favorite wearable perfumes.
- Caribbean Sea
- Clean Skin
- Pixie Dust
- First Kiss
- First Love
- Pure Soap
- Musk # 15
Top 10 – Food & Drink Fragrances
Vanilla is really the only food-inspired fragrance I like to wear. Most times, they just make me hungry. I don’t like to smell like food, but the smell of food always makes me happy. Demeter came very close with a lot of their food and drink perfumes.
- Angel Food
- Fiery Curry – While I would never wear a savory scent, I like that it smelled like good curry.
- Vanilla Cake Batter
- Pistachio Ice Cream
- Hot Toddy – I don’t recommend wearing this one to work or church.
- Lemon Meringue
- Lobster -Also another scent I would never wear, but it’s surprisingly authentic, which is why it made the list.
- Orange Cream Pop
- Sour Apple Lolipop
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Top 10 – Most Interesting
Scent has a really powerful way of bringing to mind memories. I wouldn’t wear any of the fragrances in this list as a stand-alone except for Sunshine and Snow, but the rest are on the list because they elicited memories or brought to mind experiences from the past.
Demeter is a wonderland for anyone who loves perfume. With over 300 scents to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start. The term ‘Fragrance Library’ is an apt description for the line, and it makes sense to treat a day at Demeter as you would a day at a real library. Take your time and let your nose lead you on a journey of unique and fun smells.